Week 5: The Lion in Winter
With an truly awe-inspiring cast, The Lion in Winter is a dramatic look into the royal politics that underlay in the now familiar characters of King Richard the Lionhearted and Prince John.
Katharine Hepburn is exquisite as the acerbic, razor-sharp Eleanor of Aquitaine, the first wife of King Henry II. Once a year, for Christmas, Henry brings her out of solitary confinement to celebrate with their three contentious sons.
This is one of Tom’s absolute favorite films, and one that’s been on the MotR short list for years. We’re delighted that its theme of political machinations fits so smoothly into this season.